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Itchy eyes – how to treat eye allergies

how to stop itchy eyes and treat eye allergies

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What is an allergy, and specifically what are eye allergies?

An allergy is an exaggerated reaction to substances that do not affect others such as sneezing, runny nose, itching, watery eyes, skin rash and difficulty breathing to name a few. Eye allergies develop when the body’s immune system overreacts to something that is ordinarily harmless to most people. An eye allergic reaction can occur whenever that ‘something’, called an allergen, comes into contact with your eyes – resulting in itchy eyes.

Common symptoms of eye allergies include:

The symptoms above may not necessarily indicate an allergic reaction, so if you experience one or more of the above symptoms for an extended period of time, make an appointment with your nearest independently-owned ProVision Optometrist to have your eyes checked by hitting the orange button at the top right of the screen.

What causes an eye allergy?

How to stop itchy eyes and treat eye allergies

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